North Korea: Mike Pompeo rejects 'gangster-like' accusation
July 8, 2018 4:15 pm
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed accusations by North Korea that he engaged in “gangster-like” behaviour during a visit there.
After two days of talks with senior officials, he said efforts to push Pyongyang towards abandoning nuclear weapons had international backing.
He stressed that denuclearisation was a condition for lifting sanctions.
It was Mr Pompeo’s first visit to the North since last month’s summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump.
The North Korean leader says he is committed to denuclearisation, but how this will be achieved is unclear.